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Goddamn, but you absolutely rock, Doc! This was a perfectly sweet and wonderful ending to a really emotional and fantastic story!
Loved the emotional scene of Logan desperately trying to save Marie to the nice little POV switch of Marie experiencing his nightmares. Again, I love how you write their relationship and interaction--so sweet, sexy and intense. And the last scene with them being so playful was really great and had me chuckling then "awwing" when they said how glad they were to find each other. I seriously could not have asked for a better and more fitting ending.
Thanks for yet another sparkling beautiful gem, Doc! This is another story of yours that I will definitely read over and over.
Author's Response: Aw, thank you so much! I'm so honored by your reviews. Glad you liked the nightmare scene. I felt like it would be nice to get a little glimpse of how Logan and Marie interact to deal with their problems between the crazy crisis that most of the fic has been and the happy ending. Thanks again for all your reviews!
Excellent job with the final big reveal of Marie's plan in duping Shaw! I liked the irony of Shaw's power backfiring on him too.
There were nice little touches of humor here too:
“Stark always did love to blow shit up. There goes the west gate.”
Marie looked around. “Emma?” she asked.
“Chuck has her singing Christmas carols right now. It’s pretty festive, actually.”
Yet another good cliffhanger here at the end. Nice twist on Logan using his instincts/senses to track Azazel and how it resulted in Marie getting hurt.
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked the plan. And, yeah, not only Shaw's power backfiring on him, but his own bullheadedness in not realizing that Marie was trying to spare him. Jerk. I realize those jokes were probably not in keeping with the general tone of the chapter, but I just couldn't resist. After all, Emma got off pretty easy, at the very least I could humiliate her a little, right?
Oh man, the interaction between Logan and Marie is just so sweet and heartbreaking. I seriously love how you write these two together.
This is really great seeing Marie take charge and not only holding her own against Shaw but putting him back on his heels. Very nicely played.
Author's Response: I know! I got all sad writing this chapter, even though I knew it was going to all end up fine. But I agree with you, this Marie got pushed around a lot for most of the fic, and acted in reaction to things rather than initiating actions, so it was good to see her both remain resolved even in defiance of Logan's wishes and to face down Shaw.
Sorry, real life has sucked lately so I have been incredibly late with posting my reviews. I've been avidly reading just not avidly reviewing.
This was a great follow up to the last chapter. I love how connected Logan and Marie are to each other. It was great seeing Logan and Marie share a sweet quiet moment before having to deal with Shaw's latest gambit.
Speaking of Shaw's gambit, that was really well done and unexpected. His treatment of Bonny and Melinda was shocking and very much in keeping with his character. You did a great job in showing that he is dangerous, pure evil and someone who can and will carry out his threats. You really delivered a threat that was malevolent and believable too.
On a side note, I really liked how you subtly referenced Logan's history with Japan when you threw in the Japanese word for beast. Really nice touch there.
Author's Response: Aw, it's so sweet of you to come back and review! So sorry that RL is sucking for you. I'm glad you liked this chapter, and that you thought Shaw's gambit was believable. It seemed a little supervillain-y to me, but...oh well, he kinda is one! I'm glad you liked the Japanese term too -- thank you, Google!
Awwwwww, lovely ending to an absolutely amazing story that took me through a ton of emotions! Excellent! Can't wait for your next one!
Author's Response: Aw, thank you so much for all your lovely reviews! I'm so glad you liked it!
Wow, these two just can't catch a break, can they? But,actually, I was just thinking a chapter or two ago that there wasn't the him stabbing her element...knew it had to make its way in here.
It’s pretty festive, actually.
Author's Response: Yeah, I wasn't sure if I would stick to him stabbing her, but I definitely feel that every AU has to have Rogue absorbing Logan at some point. It's just so central to her character to have Inner!Logan. In the end, Azazel being such a jerk seemed like a logical way to achieve both ends. Yeah, the Christmas carol joke was a little off-tone for the rest of the chapter, but I couldn't resist. I tried hard to kill off Emma, but in the end I settled for humiliating her.
And it almost made me cry...that scene with Logan. ::sniffle::
Author's Response: I'm glad you thought that scene was intense. I was hoping to convey their emotion without making it too melodramatic, but seriously, how sad to face losing your relationship when you've *just* found it? Sigh. Thank goodness for my happy ending guarantee, huh?
Okay, once again I immediately clicked "Next". But then I saw your admonition and felt guilty (thanks, Mom, for raising me with Catholic guilt...) and had to return. Ugh, Shaw. What an ass. I really hope that Rogue is the one who takes him out.
Author's Response: Thanks, Ebony's mom! I'll take guilt-fueled reviews. ;-) Yeah, Shaw is quite a jerk. Hope you found his demise satisfying. I expected to have Rogue kill him with glee, but when it came down to it it just didn't seem in character for her to do so. Oh well, he still bit it.
Aw, I love how they each understand the other more than anyone else could. And they're so complimentary to one another. That's why I so love them as a pair. I really do. And you capture it all wonderfully. Thank you!
Author's Response: Yeah, they really do complement each other in a really cool way. And this Rogue throughout the story was "weaker" than I usually write her, but I think she is strong in less ass-kicking ways, including her strength of character to accept Logan the way he is and to understand his fears and insecurities.
“Hush.” His voice was a low rumble against her ear. “I’m about to start talkin’ about my feelings and shit and it don’t happen often, so get comfortable.”
ROFL! That's the best ever. And you go, Marie! Kicking Shaw's ass. :)
Author's Response: Ha, I liked that line too. It popped into my head early on in the story, and I couldn't wait to get to the point where i could use it!
Okay, I'm so sorry I didn't review the last chapter, but my brain immediately said: CLICK NEXT!!!!! READ THE NEXT CHAPTER!!!! And I only belatedly realized I hadn't reviewed. The suspense is killing me and I'm all tense. Good thing I've been so busy that I haven't been able to read before now. Now I can go at it all in one go. :)
Author's Response: That's so sweet to hear...next time I get few reviews I'll just assume it's because my chapters are so compelling that people can't wait. ;-) Thanks again for reviewing!
I love this ending! Yet another satisfying tale from the Doc. Thank you so much.
(Scandalizing the team. *sporfle*)
Author's Response: So glad you liked it! I just can't help ending with fluff. Oh well, never claimed it was "A Farewell to Arms" or anything. ;-)
and when we’re back at the jet I swear, we’ll barricade the door to the cargo bay and scandalize the whole team...
Woohoo, fun times! Love the happy ending. 'The Prisoner' is still my favorite W/R story of, like, all time, but this one was very enjoyable too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
Author's Response: Yeah, "The Prisoner" is still my favorite too...so definitely no offense taken there! I'm glad you still liked this one, though. Now...back to work, missy! (Well, not work-work, but WRFA-work!)
Awesome twist! I totally didn't see that coming. Like, at all. I do kinda want to see that crazy bitch Emma get her just desserts, but hey, at least Shaw is out of the picture. The only question now is how the heck is Marie gonna get out of this? Poor Logan, he has a really bad habit of accidentally stabbing the girl. Sheesh!
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked the twist. Mystique is kind of out of nowhere, I thought about just having it be some unspecified shape-shifter, but I couldn't resist having Mystique make a cameo. Not to mention, it seemed totally in keeping with her personality to take off as soon as her part was done, counting her money gleefully. Thanks again for all your reviews!
He wasn’t trying to bully her. Well, not much.
This made me smile :).
He could feel her resolve like water, clear and cool, giving the appearance of yielding and yet unchanging, wearing away stone.
But this was my favorite line. So very Zen, not to mention beautifully worded. And I've gotta say it's nice to see Logan respecting her decision and not going totally caveman on her.
WHOA. Whoa. whoa. whoawhoawhoa. Ummm please tell me there's some kinda plan here and Rogue didn't seriously just kill Jean. I mean, no way, right? Right? Uhhhhh I gotta go read the next chapter like NOW. Kk bye.
Author's Response: Ha, at least he's honest with himself. I'm glad you liked that line. There's actually some proverb about water being yielding, but who can withstand a flood? or something like that but I couldn't find it, so that was my impression of how that proverb might be color Logan's thoughts even if he didn't remember it directly. And yeah, I think it's really hard for Logan to respect her decision, but I wanted to show the unique kind of strength that this Marie has, because she hasn't shown much of it in the earlier parts of the story. Even if her strength is standing up to Logan's force of will, despite the risks to both of them, she knows it's what she has to do. Glad to see I fooled you with the Jean thing. Mwuah ha ha ha!
Love it! Love that she kept that bit of Azazel's power -- force of evil being used for good and all that -- if the creepy devil were in a grave, he'd be spinning in it for sure. Excellent job not drawing out the 'will she live?' stuff too long...and a very interesting switcheroo when she woke up having his nightmare...delivering the expected outcome but in an unexpected fashion was a true stroke of genius. My hat, dear Doctor, is most definitely off to you. --Wendie
Author's Response: Yeah, I like the little hint that Marie might have some pretty considerable powers, but doesn't get called in often. Let's imagine Azazel had a slow, horrible death from a perforated colon and gangrene and sepsis and whatever else we want to throw at him. I just didn't want to distract from the Marie/Logan-ness to clarify. Yeah, it's funny, even though AUs are AUs I feel like it's a necessary factor for certain things to happen, and Marie having Logan in her head is just so central to her character that I had to make it happen sooner or later. I sure left it until the last minute, though! Thanks so much for your reviews!
I don't know if it is possible for me to have liked this ending more. It has a bit of humor at the end, lots of life savage, the approperiate amount of Logan saying I love you under stress. Just freakin' perfect. Off to read it again from the beginning!!
Author's Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. Yeah, I was talking about the fic with my husband, and I mentioned that the hardest thing to "sell" is for Logan to actually say the words "I love you" to Marie. I usually have him say everything else (e.g., "Stay with me," "I don't want to lose you," etc.), or maybe he'll think it, or even say it to someone else about her, but he's just not one to bare his soul like that. I think I managed it in only one of my stories, "The Prisoner," just because he thinks he's going to lose her. Anyway, a random tangent. I'm so happy you liked the story, and are willing to re-read it from the beginning -- that's quite a compliment!
AWWW! So good and cute. Loved how Marie came to rescue Logan. Plus you did a great job with how Logan saved Marie and the scene of her waking up having his nightmare. The transition was perfect! Great job.
Author's Response: I'm so glad to hear you liked the transition. I was worried that it was too confusing to start with Marie waking up right after they both passed out from the transfer and having it turn out to be later on, but I wanted some scene between the "crisis" and the "happy ending" to show that things aren't all smooth sailing, but they are dealing with it together. Thanks so much for reviewing!